ERIE, Pa. — Red-winged blackbirds at Presque Isle State Park are becoming aggressive, divebombing people as they walk along the trails, according to Erie News Now.
This behavior occurs during nesting season, as the birds protect their nests.
The attacks are usually harmless to humans, Erie News Now reported.
“It didn’t hurt at all. It just felt like a little chicken that pecked you,” walker Walter Hill told Erie News Now.
The best thing to do if being attacked by the birds is to duck and keep running to get past the nesting area. It’s important to not fight back, especially since the birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and attacking them is illegal, Erie News Now reported.
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